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Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Using Maps & GPS In Johor Bahru (JB)

When you venture into Johor Bahru, it is helpful to have a GPS map for navigation. This applies to self drive, taking Grab or Uber, and even for those taking bus. In this guide, we would like to introduce a few apps that are useful, and also some tips on how to use them. If you are already experts in using map, this article may not be for you. But we hope you can provide feedback so our new readers can benefit. Thank you for reading, and happy venturing into Johor Bahru.


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Maps & GPS Mobile App Options For Johor Bahru (JB)

We will introduce 2 types of mobile apps for maps for use in Johor Bahru. First type is those that requires internet data, also known as online type, such as Google Maps. The second type is those that do not require internet data, or offline type, which will be useful for those who do not want to incur internet cost in JB.

Checking Of Traffic Conditions

Google Maps also has some useful features to help you check traffic conditions before you start your journey. In that way, you can avoid previous time being trapped in traffic jams. Check out the tips for checking traffic conditions with Google Maps.

Google Maps

Google Maps is a popular and highly reliable GPS maps mobile app. It uses online GPS and maps, and thus you will require to have internet data in order to use it for navigation.

Google Map Mobile App is available in both iOS and Andriod version

You can download the mobile apps from the links below.

How To Use Google Maps?

After you have downloaded the mobile app, create your own account. With your own account, the app is able to keep track of your travel history, and will be useful for reference later. The app is also able to show you useful information near your current GPS location, such as showing you the petrol kiosk nearby, restaurants, banks, and many more. You will get a hang of it after using for a few times.

Below are simple steps on how to use Google Maps.

Step 1: Open Google Maps Mobile App. Look for “Search here” input area.

Google Map First Screen

Step 2: Key in your destination in the “Search here” input area.

Look For “Search here”

Step 3: Key in your destination address. Press the Directions button.

Check the destination address

Step 4: Check your destination address, and whether Your begin location is correct. Press Start button.

Google Maps will show you estimate distance and duration for your travel.

Step 5: Begin your journey. Turn on voice to direct you to your destination.

Start your journey with Google Maps
Maps & GPS mobile app options for Johor Bahru (JB) link
HERE WeGo Maps for Johor Bahru (JB) link

Checking Traffic Conditions With Google Maps

Google Maps has some useful features to help you improve your driving experience. One of them is checking of traffic conditions for your journey. Google Maps can provide you with information of traffic jams, traffic accidents, road works, and more. Below we will show you what are the good features and how to access them.

Turn on “Traffic” mode in Google Maps

You need to turn on the “Traffic” mode on you Google Maps app.

Turn on “Traffic” mode on Google Maps
Check Traffic Conditions (of your destinations)

Zoom in to your destination, and the traffic conditions on the map will be shown with various colour codes. The colors indicate the speed of traffic on the road. Orange means there’s a medium amount of traffic. Red means there are traffic delays. The more red, the slower the speed of traffic on the road.

Google Map traffic colour codes
Example of Google Maps Traffic Colour Codes
Google Maps traffic condition example
Example of Traffic at Woodlands Checkpoint (First Link) to JB
Example of Traffic at Woodlands Checkpoint (First Link) to JB
Example of Traffic at Tuas Checkpoint (Second Link) to JB
Example of Traffic at Tuas Checkpoint (Second Link) to JB

 


Maps & GPS Mobile App Options For Johor Bahru (JB) link

HERE WeGo GPS & Maps

HERE WeGo GPS & Maps is an offline product that you can use even without internet connection. You need to download the map of your interest for it to work. So for Johor Bahru, you should download either Johor Bahru or Malaysia map. If you have internet, this app can also be as useful as Google Maps app.

HERE WeGo Maps & GPS mobile app

You can download the mobile apps from the links below.

How To Use HERE WeGo Maps?

Below are simple steps on how to use HERE WeGo Maps.

Step 1: Open HERE WeGo Maps Mobile App. Look for “Where to?” input area.

HERE WeGo Maps App opening screen

Step 2: Key in your destination address, press Directions button.

Key in your destination

Step 3: Select your mode of transport.

Choose choice of vehicles

Step 4: Check your destination route. Press Start button.

Show your route to destination

Step 5: Begin your journey. Turn on voice to direct you to your destination.

Start your journey with HERE WeGo Maps

 

 

Maps & GPS Mobile App Options For Johor Bahru (JB) link